MOUNT VERNON — An Ashland man indicted by a Knox County grand jury for rape, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition was arrested Tuesday at the Ashland County library.
Knox County Sheriff David Barber said Wayne Mast, 24, was arrested at the library by law enforcement officials from Ashland County, working with Detective Roger Brown and Detective Dave Light of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
“Detective Light and Detective Brown were both in Ashland County working with the sheriff’s office and law enforcement officials, trying to locate Mast yesterday,” said Barber. “The library is one place he’s been known to frequent. That is where he was arrested by Ashland County authorities, who notified Detective Light and Detective Brown that they had located him, while our detectives were going to a different location to look for Mast.”
According to Ashland Police Capt. David Maracelli, Ashland police had received information that Mast was frequenting the library.
“The officer who received that information posted a picture of Mr. Mast, with the information that he was last seen at the Ashland Public Library,” said Maracelli. “He was arrested on the outstanding warrant and released to Knox County at the time of his arrest.”
Barber said Mast is now in the Knox County Jail. Light is the lead investigator in the case.
Mast was indicted in December 2008 on felony charges of first-degree rape, third-degree kidnapping and fourth-degree gross sexual imposition. According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, during a party, Mast allegedly pushed an 18-year-old female into the bathroom of a house on Rabbit Ridge Road, where he engaged in sexual conduct with her by force.
Mast’s arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 30.